Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods Review

With Easter just days away you may be stuck with what to give the kids that doesn't involve chocolate, they just seem to get way too much chocolate now. For the past few years we have cut down the amount of chocolate eggs they get as we found that we were having to throw away out of date eggs. Yep I had to bin chocolate because even I couldn't sneakily eat anymore of it.


So let's talk about these Beaker Creatures Reactor Pod's. These bath bomb looking pod's mix science and fun together, each pod contains a creature from a 'Planet' there are 35 to collect in this first series. As well as the creature there is also a classification card and a mini poster which has some fun science facts.

We were gifted the Reactor Pod's to try out and the kids loved them. All you need is a bowl of water and excited children (please note that adults can do this without the children if wanted). The kids will want to throw that pod right in put I'd suggest they place it in nicely and excitedly watch as it fizzes and reveals the egg hidden inside.

There are different coloured Reactor Pod's in ours we got the orange and blue which turned the water the same colour as it was. Each colour represents which category the toy will be a part of. Once the egg is free you can crack it open to see what toy you got. We got three from the Buglettes and one from Oceanites.

Priced at just £4 they are perfect for an Easter alternative as you would spend £4 upwards on just the one egg  without a toy included. I do have a little giveaway for you so that you can win two Pod's so just fill out the form below.
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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Win An Easter Egg Hunt Pack

How is it nearly Easter?

For Easter this year we will be celebrating by spending it with family, this is partly because Easter is the day after my birthday. We will go for a meal and then enjoy as much chocolate as we can consume.

There are so many Easter activities going on which can sometimes become expensive. So we often like to do an Easter hunt at home and maybe a few Easter crafts.


WOWFreeStuff Currently has a competition running where you could win 1 of 50 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Packs. Perfect for creating fun on your Easter Sunday.

Do you have any Easter plans?

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Easter In West Yorkshire

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

How is it nearly Easter?! It only seems like a few weeks since I was getting the house back to normal after Christmas. With Easter so close I thought it would be nice to put together a little list of places that are doing an Easter Hunts or have some Easter activities going on. 

Swithens Farm - Rothwell Leeds
A little farm located in Rothwell, Leeds. They will be having Easter fun on the 13th and 14th of April. As well as the Easter egg hunt you can spend the day seeing the animals, feeding cows and maybe even bottle feeding a lamb. 

Kirklees Light Railway - Huddersfield
They are having an Easter Eggspress journey between the 19th - 22nd April. We went to this a few years ago and it was a good day. I would advise booking your ticket online on the day there are plenty of activities to take part in such as Easter crafts, bouncy castle, face painting a ride on the train plus chocolate treats. 

Temple Newsam - Leeds
The house and the farm will be hiding some monster eggs and children can find them all for the chance to win a eggcellent prize. This will run between 30th March until 22nd April. 

Royal Armouries - Leeds
A free to attend Easter activity based at the museum. There will be lots of things for the children to do including archery and sword schools. There will also be some live performances and story telling. This will run between 30th March until 14th April. 

Hardcastle Crags - Hebden Bridge
They are having a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt on the 19th - 22nd April 11am until 4pm. There are a few Cadbury egg hunts dotted about you can find more on the website.

Pontefract Castle - Pontefract
Pontefract castle are holding a free dragon Easter egg hunt on April 18th from 11am until 2pm. As well as the hunt there will be other activities. We visit a lot during school holidays and the kids have always had a fun time and learnt a lot about the local history. 

The Hepworth - Wakefield
The Hepworth are holding a Easter themed afternoon tea, children will get an Easter egg and a visit from the Easter bunny. This will be on the 22nd April you can book online

Between the 6th April to 28th April the museum has a lot going on including an Easter Egg Hunt with a twist. There will be live history characters and on the 27th there will be some experts in Geology. It sounds a really great fun day out. 

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens - Doncaster
From Saturday 6th April until 28th April you can visit Brodsworth Hall & Gardens and take part in an Easter hunt. There will be clues so you can crack them and as a reward kids will receive a certificate, sticker and a chocolate treat.